Alternative Learning Partnerships Conference slated

Topic: “Endless Possibilities: Education and the Global Economy”


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        FOR INFORMATION, CALL

October 30, 2000                                                      (217) 782-4648 or (312) 814-3490


Springfield – The Illinois State Board of Education will honor 11 alternative education students who have shown outstanding achievement and perseverance to achieve educational success as part of the 2000 Alternative Learning Partnerships Conference on November 1 and 2. (The winners’ names and schools are attached.)


The theme of this year’s conference, being held at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center, Urbana, is “Endless Possibilities: Education and the Global Economy.


More than 20 sessions are scheduled covering various aspects of innovative and alternative education pathways to help students succeed in a standards-based education system.


Sessions will focus on the needs of students for whom the traditional classroom is inappropriate. They will also address characteristics of programs and partnerships that succeed in meeting the needs of these students.


Other sponsors include Illinois Central College; the Illinois Coalition for Educating At-Risk Youth; the Illinois Adult and Continuing Educators Association; the Illinois Association for the Advancement of Black Americans in Vocational Education; Parkland Community College; Peoria School District 150; Urbana School District-Adult Education; the Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education; Champaign Community Unit School District 4; Northern Illinois University; the Illinois School Counselors Association; and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Participants can register online: